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Origins of the Benden surname

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About the Bendens

We have a total number of 861 records for people with the last name Benden.

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Where do most Bendens live?

In 1921, most Bendens lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Bendens

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 675 records for the Benden surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Bendens most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Bendens.

What are the most common Benden first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Bendens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bendens in 1921




General Servant


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Bendens in 1921


Agricultural Labourer


French Polisher


General Labourer




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